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A 49-year-old member asked:

What are some options for fibroid treatment?

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
Varies: Depends upon size, location, your family (children ) status, available options. Hormone, embolisation, surgical removal/ hysterectomy.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Avoid phytoestrogens: Fibroids are a result of high estrogen levels. High estrogen can be caused by excessive carbohydrate intake (via competetive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) therefore a low carb diet is beneficial to reduce estrogen and help shrink fibroids. You may also have low iodine, thyroid problems, low progesterone. All of these things should be evaluated. All phytoestrogens should be avoided.
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Avoid estrogen's found in birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy.
Sep 15, 2016

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Please tell me if there are any options for fibroid treatment?

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Dr. John Lipman
Radiology 37 years experience
Multiple choices: Fibroids are treated if they are symptomatic. Common symptoms include heavy menses, pelvic pain, and increased urinary frequency. Choices for treatment often start out with medicines (exs. tranexamic acid or birth control pills). If these are ineffective consideration should be given to Uterine Fibroid Embolization (non-surgical outpatient procedure) or surgery (exs. myomectomy, hysterectomy).
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A 49-year-old female asked:

There is any treatment for fibroid?

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Dr. Amrit Singh
Cardiology 52 years experience
Many: Hope u mean uterine fibroids. If small they can be treated with catheter coil intervention to cause clot to cut their blood supply and they disappear. if large may need surgery, if multiple may need hysterectomy.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Have researchers discovered some options for fibroid treatment?

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Dr. Jose Abreu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Several: Treatment is usually due to symptoms. You feel bad due to them so you treat, but if they don't bother you can watch them. You can use oral contraceptives to attempt to decrease the rapid rate of growth. You can cut them ou, or you can remove the uterus. You can do uterine embolization where you block the arteries so you soffocate or kill of hte blood suppy for them. Hope this info helps.

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